We Will Persist Boston Rally

Bostonians gathered by the Irish Famine Memorial in Downtown Crossing on Tuesday to express their concerns to Senator Ed Markey and Congressman Joe Kennedy as they prepared to return to Washington.

The crowd focused on immigration, healthcare rights, and LGBT protections. Holding signs that supported the Affordable Care Act and waving rainbow flags, the crowd listened to speeches from local union representatives urging for their undocumented coworkers to be given a path to citizenship and from personal care attendants speaking about the devastating affect an ACA repeal could have on their patients.

Congressman Joe Kennedy emphatically told the crowd that he and Senator Markey would fight for their rights on the floor of congress every day in Washington.

Pointing at the statues behind him of Irish refugees who suffered during the potato famine, Rep. Kennedy . "Whatever your name is — Ramirez, Gutierrez, Walsh, Kennedy or Trump — we are all families of immigrants," said Kennedy.

Senator Ed Markey finished the day giving a rousing speech in defiance of a new crackdown on immigration from the president. He closed the day by asking the crowd "Are you ready to fight? Are you ready to get out there?"

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